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Old 11-09-2005, 08:36 PM
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Here's what I know: OEM had twin deisel I/O's, two 128 & two 140 Gal fuel tanks.
I bought it stripped out and transom closed in.
Original colors were black hull, grey deck & had some sort of an arch on it. Customs maybe?
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Old 11-10-2005, 09:20 PM
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Here's what I know: OEM had twin deisel I/O's, two 128 & two 140 Gal fuel tanks.
I bought it stripped out and transom closed in.
Original colors were black hull, grey deck & had some sort of an arch on it. Customs maybe?
The only diesel 36 we ever built was red with merlins and arnesons. There were only two black hull grey deck boats built in 86 both with 400's and speedmaster 3's, neither one had a cabin liner or cabin just a flat floor and all fuel. The other black hull 36 in 86 was white bottom, black hull sides and white deck and that boat had 400's with TRS with a full cabin. I haven't had a chance to check the books, this is just from memory, but if it had black gellcoat on the hull then it had to be one of those three boats.
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Old 11-10-2005, 10:32 PM
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This must have been one of those two black hull / grey deck ones. It had no cabin liner and all fuel. I never got to see the engines or drives. The fuel fills are labeled "diesel" so I assumed they were OEM.
You've built an awesome boat. I hope to repower w/trips in the near future.
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Old 11-10-2005, 10:42 PM
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This must have been one of those two black hull / grey deck ones. It had no cabin liner and all fuel. I never got to see the engines or drives. The fuel fills are labeled "diesel" so I assumed they were OEM.
You've built an awesome boat. I hope to repower w/trips in the near future.
Thanks for the info.
My pleasure. We built several 36's with outboards. One with 4 2.4's (back in 87), one with 4 200 mercs's (also in 87), several with 3 250 Yamahas (they were repowers) and one with 4 250 Yamahas. The merc boats ran in the low 70's (no joke) and the triple yamaha boats ran 61/62, the quad boat ran like sh-t.

I remember your boat, we built two identical boats for the same guy, 400 cyclones with #3 speedmasters. I'll find out why the fuel fills said diesel tomorrow from my foreman. BTW, its not exactly sleek, but what you've built looks great, whats strange is that customs has done the same thing to several old midnights and 39 USA cats.
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Old 11-10-2005, 11:07 PM
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I agree not exactly sleek but everything is bolt on and nothing original on the exterior has been changed from what was originally done that can't easily be undone. Didn't want to start chopping up for the typical CC config.
Mine's by no means fast at 57 but it gets me there.
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Albolfaz Did You Work For Cortez In Opaloca We Got One Of The Last Boats Out Of There A Black 32
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Albolfaz Did You Work For Cortez In Opaloca We Got One Of The Last Boats Out Of There A Black 32
Something like that. What did you do with the black 32? There was the black one left and one blue/white left. In my opinion I think the 32/29 mirage was one of the best running boats ever built. What was suprising is that the only person to ever copy one was Steve Stepp, thats were the 30 velocity came from.

Do you have any pics of the 32?
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The Black 32 We Got Was named ARMED AND DANGEROUS Twin 750 HP Zuls Ran over 100 I Think JC Performance Has Soom Pics I Will Ask
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That wasn't one of the last boats in the factory it was built and delivered before we closed. When the shop closed there was one light blue hull/white deck on the floor and a black hull white deck still in the molds. Your 32 was one of the fastest Mirages ever built.
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Do you or anyone else have any old pics or original factory literature (brochures, photos, specs, etc.) on these boats to post? It would be great to see them here!

Was MIRAGE somehow connected to CORSA and MARTINI as well??
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